Another Community Icon Passes

Michael Petersen, who lived and worked in the floating homes community for nearly half a century, succumbed to leukemia last week. After chemotherapy treatments, he had a brief remission, and was seen working on the docks, walking with the aid of hiking poles. As Issaquah resident Mickey Allison recalled recently,... Read more

Nixle Could Save Your Life

Nixle is a Community Information Service that helps keep you and your family safe, informed, and connected to your community 24/7. It keeps you up to date with relevant information from your local public safety departments and schools. Launched in 2007, Nixle provides an open communication forum that connects public... Read more

New Insurer for Floating Homes

What do Betty Grable’s legs, Jimmy Durante’s nose, Dolly Parton’s breasts and Tom Jones’s chest hair have in common with floating homes?  They all have been or are insured by Lloyd’s of London. Recently Lloyd’s began writing home owner’s policies for floating homes. Their traditional type of policy includes personal... Read more

A Load Off Our Hands

Our community is a half-ton lighter after the FHA-sponsored e-waste collection day on October 13. That’s how much electronic junk was collected by the Conservation Corps North Bay for recycling. All those old computer parts, TVs, and household appliances will now be kept out of the landfill. The Conservation Corps... Read more

Jack Schwaner Passes Away

Long time Co-op resident Jack Schwaner, known as Jack the Welder, recently succumbed to a heart attack. As the Dinghy Dame wrote about Jack in the Floating Times back in 2013: “Jack was born in a tiny town in west Nebraska on the Wyoming border. He led a pretty sheltered... Read more

Chopper Alert

PG&E helicopters plan to inspect power lines this week Low-flying helicopters may be hovering over parts of nearby neighborhoods and open spaces between Wednesday and Friday of this week. Observers plan to patrol the power lines in the county’s highest wildfire threat areas. The work is part of PG&E’s Community... Read more

Mysterious Disappearance

A floating home resident recently donated these two chairs and table for the community and public’s enjoyment at the end of the jetty in the public park. The table was the first to go, then the chair covers. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were miraculously returned for all to... Read more

FHA Election Time is Here

FHA President Katherine Boschetto, Vice President Flo Hoylman, and Treasurer Joan Sheahan have all reached the end of their terms in office, and the Association is seeking candidates for those offices. Each officer serves a two-year term and may repeat until a successor is duly elected. Katherine, Flo and Joan... Read more

Bay Oyster Forum Oct 27

Last year we reported on a movement to bring back native populations of oysters. They are vital to the health of San Francisco Bay. Olympia oysters filter algae and sediments so underwater plants can grow, and they help create habitat for fish, crabs and birds. Oysters also contour the bottom of the... Read more

Art Show Opens October 21

Long-time East Pier resident Michele J. Harris is having an art exhibit at Marin Humane in Novato. The exhibit, “The Adventures of Rocket the Cow-Cat & Harley,” depicts a fantastical world inhabited by Rocket, Michele’s 21-year-old cat and Harley the lovable Chihuahua side-kick. From camping in the woods with Big... Read more